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SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK

The National Trust owns approximately 106,000 acres of ground and approximately 132 miles of coastline in Wales. Thanks to them we are at liberty to walk this countryside and appreciate its awesome beauty.

No web page that talks about North Wales is complete if it does not include something about Snowdon and the surrounding countryside.

Interestingly enough, Dinas Oleu, which is the first property given to the National Trust is a small hillside overlooking Barmouth, above St. Johns church.

Snowdon is the tallest mountain in Wales and forms part of a horseshoe of mountains including Crib Coch (Red Ridge), Crib y Ddysgl, Y Lliwedd. Lakes abound - Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw, Llyn Cwellyn, Llyn y Gadair, Llyn Gwynam, Llyn Dinas, Llyn Padarn, Llyn Peris to name but a few (Llyn, as you may have guessed, is welsh for lake).

Close to Snowdon lie other impressive mountains - Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Y Gribin and Tryfan with Llyn Ogwen lying at their base and Afon Ogwen (The river Ogwen) running in the valley below.

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I took this photograph from the top of Snowdon on an afternoon in May 1998. The clouds rolled in soon after I took the picture so I will have to go back to get the other views. Worth the effort to go up Snowdon though - use the train if you must.

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This view is taken outside Sygun copper mine in North Wales not far from Beddgelert. The hillside is covered with Rhododendrons. They must like copper.

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The famous swallow falls in North Wales.Privately owned I'm afraid you have to pay to see this waterfall and it was sad to see much evidence of pollution in the form of large balls of froth when I was there.
 

 


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